Jesse Ward finished with a career-high 18 points in the win over SUNO.
Jesse Ward finished with a career-high 18 points in the win over SUNO.
Men's Basketball - Sun, Jan. 17, 2016
Southern University at New Orleans
Southern-New Orleans (La.184260
Dillard University304070
Jan. 16, 2016
Southern-New Orleans (La.Indv. LeadersDillard University
#31 Dominique Suggs - 16Points #30 Jesse Ward - 18
#43 Joe Brown - 6Rebounds 2 Players (#21,#41) - 10
#12 Ezekiel Brown - 6Assists #32 Dennis Hightower - 6
Southern-New Orleans (La.Team StatisticsDillard University
48.1% (25 - 52) Field Goals % 37% (20 - 54)
29.4% (5 - 17) 3 Point Field Goals % 38.5% (5 - 13)
35.7% (5 - 14) Free Throws 67.6% (25 - 37)
28Rebounds 44
17Assists 17
21Turnovers 17
102nd Chance Pts 11

(New Orleans) Dillard enjoyed a 12-point halftime lead en route to a 70 to 60 victory over the Southern University at New Orleans Knights at the Battlefield in Dent Hall. The win marked the tenth victory of the season and second straight Gulf Coast Athletic Conference win for the Bleu Devils.

Dillard (10-6, 2-1 GCAC) controlled the game by dominating the glass with a total of 44 rebounds to just 28 for SUNO, and the Bleu Devils had as many offensive rebounds (19) as SUNO had defensively (19). Dillard's Jesse Ward (SO/Maringouin, La.) finished with a game-high 18 points, nailing all eight of his free throws and hitting 2-of-4 from behind the arc. Ward also pulled down five boards and had two steals in 31 minutes of action and has been flourishing for the Bleu Devils as of late.

SUNO struggled from the line and only made a total of five free throws all night while Dillard scored 25 points from the charity stripe. 2014-15 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year Patrick Thompson (SO/Geismar, La.) had a solid game and finished with 16 points and 10 boards while teammate Kristian Clark (JR/Ocean Springs, Miss.) chipped in with 12 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals for Dillard.

The Knights drop to 5-8 overall and 0-2 in conferenc and were led by Dominique Suggs who finished with a team-high 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting while former Bleu Devil Junaid Olusesi finished with 10 points, hitting 5-of-6 shots from the field.

Dillard continues GCAC action on Saturday, January 23 as they host the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics' eighth ranked team in Talladega College. Tip-off is set for 5:00 p.m.


*Photos provided by J. Williams

Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 GCAC: 0-0